This post has nothing to do with humidity, however the last 2 days have been so beautiful I figured I had to mention it somewhere!
Here's my problem, please people give me advice! Lately I've gotten about zilch comments, am I boring people? I know life isn't exciting right now but has it been that bad?! If yes, then don't answer! ;-)
I am a stay at home mom during the summer.
I live less than 3 blocks from my sister's house.
She is a stay at home mom during the summer.
She has a weekend job.
She has opted to start working 2 days during the week.
She assumes I don't mind keeping her 3 daughters during those days.
Her work hours are from 10-2.
She never shows up to get her kids until after 3 because she goes to run or whatever.
Her kids are not angels.
I like a quiet house.
Her kids are not quiet.
They eat as if they are teenage boys.
I am having a hard time affording to keep up with their appetites.
One child in particular has severe ADHD, constantly lies, and tends to be mean.
So what do I do? Some may say, just tell your sister that you'd rather not keep her kids so frequently. I must say that my sister can hold a grudge like none other. For example: about 3 years ago I had a pair of shoes that she wanted. They were new. They did not fit me right so I was willing to sell them to her for less than I paid. She got mad that I would charge her, she didn't speak to me for 3 months. Literally.not.one.word.
To be honest there is no reason that I can't keep her kids except for selfishly I just don't want to! On the other hand if I have a dr's appointment she does keep my kids for me to get to that. So that is nice and I'd be bummed to lose that, however I could always find a sitter.
Something irritating though, they show up loud, hungry (at 10am), and still in their pajamas. Sometimes no shoes.
I have a car that fits 5 but with 2 carseats in the back seat getting that 3rd body is nearly impossible. Plus none of the kids are old enough to sit in the front seat, and 2 of her 3 kids still by law should be in booster seats. Obviously this leaves a problem. I can't leave my house! What if there is an emergency?
I guess what is most frustrating is that she never offers money to help pay for all of this extra food that I go through when they're here. She waits until 10:30 the night before to ask me to keep her kids. And she always shows up more than an hour late in a different outfit (casual) than what she went to work in. Am I being played here? Used?
Advice P.L.E.A.S.E, what is a person to do?
Am I just being selfish? or worse, bitchy?